Real Madrid will greet and bid farewell to Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid announced his honor and farewell Sergio Ramos After not reaching an agreement to renew it.
The captain wanted to go on with a two-season contract at the Santiago Bernabeu and waited for a gesture from Florentino Perez until the last minute to try and reach an agreement. However, various sources have reported to ESPN that recent talks between Ramos and the president have not been satisfactory and that the centre-back has decided to end his spell at Madrid after 16 seasons wearing the white shirt.
The white player will announce his farewell at a party at Real Madrid in Valdebebas on Thursday.
Ramos’ next move has yet to be decided, but several sources have admitted to ESPN that Manchester City are still the best to take on his services, although there may be other options at the last minute.
On May 31, ESPN already reported that the team led by Pep Guardiola was preparing an offer in case Ramos finally decided not to renew his contract with Madrid.
The English club, as announced by ESPN at the time, was planning to offer Ramos a contract for two seasons that could be reviewed from the summer of 2023. In this way, depending on the performance and priorities of the centre-back, Ramos could continue for a third season in City. Or he will have the possibility to immigrate to the United States to play for New York City, the City Group franchise at MLS.
Ramos is a quick request from Guardiola. The Catalan coach sees the Spaniards as a good signature to provide “experience” and “immediate performance” for the central pair of two youngsters as Robin Dias (24 years old) and John Stones (27 years).
Ramos turned 35 in March, but according to ESPN, City are running records which state the Andalusian keeps up his data on a player’s physical performance “between 28 and 30”.
ESPN already reported on January 4 that Manchester City were “very keen” on renewing Ramos. Guardiola’s persistence was a key factor in holding out until the end, and most importantly, talks between Madrid and the captain have been on hold since last October.
However, from the player’s environment, the emergence of interests from other teams that during the year knocked on the door of the central defense of Camas is not excluded.
Ramos, as reported by ESPN, requested a two-season contract renewal with Madrid, while Florentino Perez, loyal to his policy of renewing players over the age of 30, only offered one.
A source told ESPN that the Real Madrid captain did not demand a salary increase despite several reports to the contrary in recent days.
Real Madrid signed Ramos from Seville in the summer of 2005 after paying 27 million euros from his release clause. The center back quickly became an indisputable player and over 16 seasons he managed to win 4 Champions Leagues, 5 Leagues, 4 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups, 2 King’s Cups and 4 Spanish Super Cups. In addition, with the Spanish national team, he also won the European Cup twice and the historic 2010 World Cup in South Africa.